ISLAMABAD: Commonwealth gold medallist Inam Butt will represent Pakistan in Asian Wrestling Championships, taking place in Xian, China from April 24-28.
Secretary Pakistan Wrestling Federation, Arshad Sattar said, “Inam, who will be accompanied by national coach Sohail Rasheed is the only wrestler from the country who will feature in the event. He will compete in the 92kg weight category.”
He said participation in any weight category in Asian Championship was mandatory as the countries missing the continental event are not allowed to send their outfits for the World Wrestling Championships, scheduled to be held in Kazakhstan in September, this year.
“Our focus is on the World Championships where besides Inam Butt we will send three more wrestlers including Muhammad Bilal (57kg), Inayatullah (65kg),) and Haroon Abid (125kg),” he added.
The winner at World Wrestling Championships can earn a quota spot for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Arshad expressed hope that Inam, who has been training hard will finish in the top positions at the Asian Championship.
The winner at the World Wrestling Championships can earn a quota spot for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The 29-year-old wrestler from Gujranwala caught National fame when he became the first ever Pakistani to bag a gold medal for wrestling in the commonwealth games. He has also been awarded Pride of Performace by the President of Pakistan.